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We’ll help you find your groove

Dance Workshop teachers are not only experienced dancers and qualified instructors, they’re also lovely people who get a kick out of students having a good time. If you’re nervous or uncertain about anything in class, you can always put your hand up or pull us aside for a quiet chat.

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What to Expect

Each class begins with a basic warm-up. In Ballet, this will be at the barre. In Jazz or Tap, this can be either “in the centre” or at the barre. Warm-ups get the blood flowing and get your muscles ready to move. They also include a series of stretches specific to your dance genre. If you have any injuries, or if there are certain stretches you know you can’t do, then by all means substitute the stretch with something that suits you. You are not forced to follow everything. If you know a move is not something your body can handle, do whatever you are comfortable with. And always feel free to ask your teacher for alternatives.

After the warm-up, we’ll work on a series of exercises moving across the floor. In Ballet, you will simply move from the barre to the centre, and expand on the exercises you just completed at the barre. The exercises in the centre are designed to give you the basic knowledge and skills to set you up for the rest of the class. Each exercise or “across the floor” will either build up from the one before it or introduce something completely new to add to your skillset and vocabulary.

In the last 30–40 minutes of class, you might work on a short routine that includes the steps you learned in the “across the floors”. Each week, your teacher will build on these movements, repeating steps from the week before, then adding new steps to the routine.

After the course, you can decide if you are ready to move up into a beginner’s class, or if you’d like to stay and repeat the BASICS class on your own. This is entirely up to you to decide, and we can advise on this if you wish. You are always welcome to talk to your teacher to see what the most suitable option for you will be.

What to Wear

There are no strict requirements of dress for our classes, but here are some suggestions for making the most of your sessions:

  • Wear something comfortable that you can move in. Most students opt for leggings and t-shirt. Anything you would consider wearing to the gym will be fine. You do not need to purchase special dance clothes or shoes.
  • Ballet: Leggings and a t-shirt. If you prefer, you can wear a leotard and tights. Shoes: Wear ballet shoes if you have them, otherwise bare feet or socks will do until you get a pair of ballet shoes.
  • Jazz: Leggings and a t-shirt. Shoes: Jazz shoes, Bloch shoes, or bare feet.
  • Tap: Anything you can move and stretch easily in. Shoes: Tap shoes are required for class, though if you don’t have any to begin with, you may come barefoot for your first few sessions. (Speak to the Teacher to find out where to get tap shoes if required.)
  • Contemporary: Leggings and a t-shirt; anything that you can move and stretch easily in. Shoes: Bare feet.
  • Hip Hop/House: Anything that you can move and stretch easily in. Most students wear a t-shirt with tracksuit or three-quarter pants. Shoes: Sneakers.
  • Bollywood: Anything that you can move and stretch easily in. Shoes: Bare feet.
  • Flamenco: Leotard or top with comfortable pants and/or a skirt (it is not necessary for beginners to wear a skirt to class initially). Shoes: Character/Flamenco shoes, or shoes with a sturdy heel and strap.

There are many different dancewear stores out there for when you’re ready to purchase your first pair of dance shoes. We recommend studioscene.com.au and costumeandballetcentre.com.au. When buying your first pair of dance shoes, always go in store and try them on to check that they fit properly. Do not purchase your first pair online.

Dance Levels

Classes at Dance Workshop cater to a wide range of dance abilities. Our classes are structured into distinct levels to help you get the most out of each class.

Students also have the opportunity to perform in the annual show allowing friends and family to watch and share in their love for dance in a professional show on stage in front of a packed live audience!

Absolute Beginners (AB)

Basics of the dance style. Best suited for dancers that have 0-2 years training in the style.

Beginners / Elementary (BE)

For students with a reasonable understanding of the basics. Ideally suited for dancers with about 3 years training in that style.

Intermediate (INT)

Students have a good understanding of the style and technical requirements. This level is best suited for dancers with 5 years dance experience in the style.

Advanced (ADV)

Advanced dancers with 7+ years experience in the dance style.

Open (O)

This type of class is tailored to suit dancers with some experience at any level.

Pre-Enrolment

We recommend you secure your place in class by enrolling prior to the commencement of the new term, particularly for the BASICS Courses and popular Classes, which may quickly reach capacity.

If you would like to pre-book for a term, you can book via this website, or call the studio and we can take credit card payment over the phone.

Alternatively, we offer the option for you to pay on the day. We accept cash, EFTPOS or Visa/MasterCard.

Class Fees – Effective 18 Sep 2023

$26
Casual Class

75-minutes

$136
6 Class Pass

Valid for 6 weeks from date of purchase

~$22 Per Class

$237
10 Class Cards

4 months validity from purchase date

~$23 Per Class

$67
1 Week Unlimited

Unlimited class pass valid for 1 week from date of purchase

$370
6 Week Unlimited

Unlimited class pass valid for 6 weeks from date of purchase

I’m not sure if I’ll like a class – Can I pay for 1 Casual first?

Casual classes are offered subject to availability. We give preference to dancers committing to a 6-week term. We recommend casual paying students to arrive 10–15 minutes earlier to increase the likelihood of getting a spot in class.

Accordingly, we encourage you to watch a class in the previous term to assess if it’s what you are after. We don’t recommend a decision be made about any dance class based on only attending once, as it’s unlikely that you will achieve anything with less than 6 lessons.

What if I miss a class?

Classes are non refundable. If you are unable to make it to class or change your mind, we cannot issue you with a refund. You may receive a credit for missed classes, which must be used within the same term of purchase.

If sickness or injury prevents you from attending classes, please advise our studio reception within 14 days and present a medical certificate. This will help us determine if you are eligible for a credit, and when this credit may expire.

Tina ArthurTina Arthur
08:19 07 Jul 24
Guaranteed to delight you, Chris's jazz classes are the best! Every routine he choreographs is different - yesterday was a Fosse inspired routine to Peter Gunn Theme, the other week was disco... inspired. And his play list is awesome, even for his warm up/cool down routines. He's also great at explaining moves, giving directions, is easy to follow and he's a very kind and supportive teacher. I never want to miss his classes.read more
Claire ShepherdClaire Shepherd
08:22 01 Jul 24
The progression and skills DeeDee provides as well the positive encouragement to ‘just dance’ has inspired me to be brave and register in the next level of dance class. Had the instructor been anyone... but Dee Dee I’m not sure I would have had the confidence.read more
Moon FujiMoon Fuji
13:53 17 Jun 24
Tanesha CTanesha C
06:59 12 May 24
Nikki ChrulewNikki Chrulew
12:41 25 Apr 24
A great place for adult dances of all dance levels and experiences Highly recommend for anyone starting, returning or continuing to be a dancer. Thanks Chido for your expertise (and patience) as a... teacher.read more
Lia MillerLia Miller
14:18 11 Apr 24
Love being apart of the Dance workshop family and love doing a tap class with Ashanti. Highly recommend taking a class with so many Genres to choose from.
Sue TullySue Tully
11:22 11 Apr 24
This is a wonderful nurturing dance studio for adults all ages and dance levels. It’s a unique studio covering many dance styles for clients new and old to the dance world. There is an annual... showcase so every style can perform their routines in a professional environment.read more
Scott DennettScott Dennett
10:49 11 Apr 24
I can't recommend the Dance Workshop highly enough. I started at the school at 30 years of age with no prior dance experience, first with Basics then Beginner Jazz and more recently Tap. I have... absolutely loved every minute learning from the school's brilliant, inclusive, nurturing teachers. The annual concert is a wonderful way to work towards something and see your progress over time. If you've ever thought of trying dance, do not hesitate to book a class with this wonderful school today.read more
Ana JadžićAna Jadžić
04:50 09 Apr 24
I can't praise Justin enough! His elementary ballet classes are an absolute delight. His passion for ballet is palpable, and his attention to detail ensures that every movement is perfected. Despite... the intensity of the classes, Justin fosters an enjoyable atmosphere where students thrive. His love for what he does shines through, making each session both challenging and fulfilling. If you're looking to improve your ballet skills in a supportive environment, Justin's classes are a must-try.read more
Vivienne LanghamVivienne Langham
13:31 08 Apr 24
Love, love, love tap dance with Leanne (the rest of the crew are fabulous as well!)
Jeanette GordonJeanette Gordon
10:00 05 Apr 24
So much fun im signing up again!!
Ling ABBOTTLing ABBOTT
06:13 05 Apr 24
Just had one term (5 classes) of Dancing Basics. The instructor (Chris) and the facility are great, and the admin services are thorough and professional as well. Will continue going, hopefully for a... few years.read more
Jasmin CalabreseJasmin Calabrese
02:22 04 Apr 24
Heather BlandHeather Bland
11:48 03 Apr 24
Leanne has been so unbelievably amazing! i had been putting off getting back into dancing for over 7 years and finally decided to take the plunge and i’m so glad i did. Leanne is such an amazing... teacher, so bright, fun and an incredibly fun teacher that is understanding of the fact that everyone is at different levels, while still making the lessons fun and different but still helping if you can’t quite get something! I am so grateful to you leanne i absolutely recommend this dance studio 🙂read more
AJ CameronAJ Cameron
10:17 03 Apr 24
I loved the tap basics course. Just the right pace! I have enrolled again for the next course. Leanne is a fantastic teacher.
Allison StokesAllison Stokes
07:04 03 Apr 24
Emily NelsonEmily Nelson
12:43 17 Feb 24
Donna EdwardsDonna Edwards
15:27 16 Feb 24
Chido was an awesome instructor and this course was great for any fitness level and dance (or lack of) experience 🙂 it was super fun and a great way to sneak in exercise without even realising it... with the bonus of picking up some funky dance moves! Thanks Chido and team!read more
Ania AzarenkoAnia Azarenko
12:03 16 Feb 24
I’m enjoying dance classes at this studio for nearly a year already. Recommend 👍
Lucy OliviaLucy Olivia
07:51 16 Feb 24
The basic tap course was excellent. Leanne is an awesome teacher, highly recommend you give it a try.
Tatiane AlmeidaTatiane Almeida
07:15 14 Feb 24
I have attended the jazz basics classes and I simply LOVED it. Dee dee is such a funny and lovely teacher. She encouraged the class all the time, making we feel confident. I highly recommend Dance... workshop. ❤️read more
Liam BorbasLiam Borbas
05:43 14 Feb 24
Great classes for beginners! Welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Definitely recommend (:
Marta PoslusznyMarta Posluszny
07:54 06 Jan 24
Really enjoyed classes with Lucy, she is a true pro. Loved the engaging and relaxing vibe and will definitely come for more!
shelley fitzshelley fitz
06:06 06 Jan 24
Dee Dee was amazing, this was a great class, really enjoyed it and will certainly be returning, great stretching exercises as well as dancing,
B BB B
02:19 05 Jan 24
Love it here! Supportive towards all levels. As a beginner I felt really welcome.
Sarah GibsonSarah Gibson
11:32 04 Jan 24
Leanne is an amazing teacher, and I really enjoyed the Tap Basics course. I highly recommend it 🤩
Kiara BonaseraKiara Bonasera
10:52 04 Jan 24
Himel Nahreen KhalequeHimel Nahreen Khaleque
06:12 04 Jan 24
Really enjoyed the Beginner's Basic Hip Hop class with Chido.Chido is a great instructor and the class was a lot of fun. I highly recommend giving it a shot!
べ
06:06 04 Jan 24
Best dance school in WA for learning foundation basics I highly recommend!
I love my adult ballet classes!! Great to have teachers who still give corrections in the adult setting even in advanced classes. Welcoming atmosphere and encouraging staff.
Jenny FriendJenny Friend
13:13 18 Nov 23
Ish RydenIsh Ryden
01:10 28 Oct 23
A welcoming space and a joyful class that was well catered to for beginners. Really inclusive and with a focus on fun and your own dance journey. Loved it!
Maddie HaggettMaddie Haggett
09:13 27 Oct 23
I loved the hip hop basics course with Chido. I hadn’t done a dance class before but she broke everything down step by step, and made it very relaxed and fun. It’s such a great way to get into... dancing if you’re new to it or you just want to learn about hip hop, would highly recommend!read more
Amy TassellAmy Tassell
02:22 27 Oct 23
amazing courses, lovely staff and very experienced teachers. lovely experience.
Phoebe WilsonPhoebe Wilson
04:30 26 Oct 23
Emma GilmourEmma Gilmour
02:10 26 Oct 23
Heels basics course was great. Lucy was such a good vibe, and clearly explained techniques and choreography. Highly recommend.
ellie salimiellie salimi
14:45 25 Oct 23
I just finished Heels Basics with Lucy!I love dancing and tried some other places and always felt discouraged and never finished those classes as I felt bad about myself after first class.But this... class! I don't know how I can show my appreciation to Lucy. She was caring, knowledgeable, fun and awesome teacher.I'm going to take this class again as I'm still not ready to let go of my amazing Tuesday nights.read more
Bill HouwenBill Houwen
08:33 25 Oct 23
Leanne is a wonderful teacher who achieved so much with us learners in such a short time. Looking forward to another round of lessons.
Rose GardnerRose Gardner
08:02 25 Oct 23
Just completed the Dance basic course with Dee Dee from Dance Workshop. Dee Dee has fabulous energy and made the whole experience fun while learning so much. Loved it so much I have re enrolled to do... her class. 🙂read more
Elizabeth ShugarElizabeth Shugar
10:48 26 Sep 23
The Dance Workshop is one of the most supportive and experienced dance schools with experienced teachers who have created a fun, positive dance experience. I always leave with a extra bounce in my... dance step.❤️💃🎵🫶read more
TameTame
02:48 14 Sep 23
Sense of humour coupled with clearly a very experienced and passionate dancer made for an excellent experience! Thank you.
jodie leungjodie leung
11:26 13 Sep 23
Elainekt TudorElainekt Tudor
11:20 13 Sep 23
Tap basic was my first dance class ever60th year made me look for a new challenge Leanne is a fabulous teacher the atmosphere is fun friendly and addictive I may be bit rubbish but love every moment... see you next time 🤩read more
Lysa ChurchleyLysa Churchley
10:20 13 Sep 23
Such a fun class, Leanne is quirky, talented and a delight and very patient with those of us that have two left feet
Ann PatersonAnn Paterson
09:07 13 Sep 23
I did the Dance Basics course with Dee Dee and really enjoyed it. Dee Dee is a fabulous teacher - fun, supportive, inclusive and always positive - and I felt comfortable with the other students who... ranged in age from 20s to 60s (I guess). I would recommend it to anyone interested in getting on the dance floor for the first time, or the first time in a while!read more
Xavier RobertXavier Robert
08:55 13 Sep 23
Caroline GentCaroline Gent
01:50 06 Sep 23
Raissa CordovaRaissa Cordova
05:05 04 Aug 23
rachel Evesonrachel Eveson
04:26 02 Aug 23
Had the best time during the Hophop for beginners workshop. Such a fun group of people and Chido is a total vibe and an incredible teacher. Highly recommend to anyone considering trying something... new!!read more
Sheri AccountsSheri Accounts
04:45 23 Jun 23
I recently completed the Jazz Basics class at the Dance Workshop. Dee Dee made the class a very welcoming and fun place to be each week. A great way to exercise both body AND mind, I looked forward... to it each week. I'm about to book another class, just trying to decide which one to do next (so many to choose from). I would highly recommend the Jazz Basics course with Dee Dee. 🙂read more
Lenore ClewerLenore Clewer
08:27 22 Jun 23
Highly recommend! I signed up to the Dance Basics course on a whim after feeling particularly nostalgic of my past dancing days whilst laying on the couch watching a dance movie on Netflix 🤣.... The days following I felt the immediate dread of committing to something well out of my comfort zone, and contemplated retreating back to the couch and forgetting about it. I'm so glad I didn't! Dee Dee was an absolutely fabulous dance instructor and immediately made everyone feel at ease with her awesome humour and down to earth attitude. The class was filled with people of all ages, body types and levels of experience (most people had no experience at all!). Overall it was heaps of fun and I'm glad I saw it through. I've even decided to go on to start the Tap Basics class! Do it, you won't regret it!read more
Belinda HongBelinda Hong
05:42 22 Jun 23
Fantastic dance experience with Ashanti! As always…
Jasmine SimsJasmine Sims
06:52 20 Jun 23
I took the jazz dance basics class with Dee Dee. Dee Dee made everyone in the class feel so comfortable, she had such a fun and kind energy and it felt like everyone in the class made a huge... improvement in just 5 short sessions. Could not recommend Dee Dee and Dance Workshop enough!read more
Julie ReneJulie Rene
03:02 30 Mar 23
Signing up for the Basic Ballet class at the Dance Workshop was one of the best decision I ever made!This class not only teaches you Ballet even if you have zero experience ( like me 😁), but... it is also a fun workout!!Lucy is amazing and makes you feel super comfortable, she is a great teacher!I’m definitely gonna do that again to perfect the art….🤩read more
Amber GlaskinAmber Glaskin
02:39 30 Mar 23
Dee Dee is warm, welcoming and wonderful. Great sense of humour and inclusive of all abilities. Dance Basics is highly recommended. Thx so much Dee Dee and team 🪄🌹😊
Vanessa CobbsVanessa Cobbs
07:59 17 Feb 23
I did hip hop basics with Chido at The Dance workshop and absolutely loved it! I was very nervous to go, but Chido is an amazing teacher who was very patient with students like myself who are not... great dancers. I learned a lot and had a blast during every class! Definitely take this class whether you’re a good dancer or not. Doesn’t matter! Just go, move your body and have fun!read more
Sandra TeagleSandra Teagle
05:39 17 Feb 23
I have been attending tap since April 2022 as a very beginner and recently trialling Dance/Jazz. No matter your level they are very helpful and encouraging. I attended to watch their recent Soirée... and was amazed at this performance it was so professional.read more
Twilight RyceTwilight Ryce
04:40 17 Feb 23
Had the best time doing this 6 week course. Lucy was fantastic and I really enjoyed getting back into ballet after not doing any for 14 years.
Leonie AuldLeonie Auld
01:23 17 Feb 23
Ballet basics - Excellent class as an introduction to the world of ballet dance. Lucy exuded energy & warmth, you'll feel comfortable under her charge
Alana FayAlana Fay
13:38 02 Nov 22
I loved the basics class with Dee Dee! I think it’s a perfect starting point to see where you stand in terms of dance level. Whether you’re a super beginner or haven’t danced in a while it’s great!
Pauli KiddPauli Kidd
06:38 15 Sep 22
The Dance Workshop has been the most amazing find! Inclusive, cheerful - an absolute delight. The couses are fabulous - well tailored for your level of ability. The 'dance family' here have lit up my... life.read more
Anna CoenAnna Coen
11:06 04 Aug 22
Amazing classes. I took the ballet for beginners and I absolutely love it. I'd never expected how hard ballet can be. It force you to use all your muscles and teaches you a lot of grace too. The... class was mostly a success due to amazing instructors that we had which was Justin and Lucy. I'm glad that we got to do it with 2 different teachers as each of them brought something different and it made it even more interesting. I'm looking forward to continuing this and enrolling again! 10/10read more
MADMUFFINMADMUFFIN
15:19 26 Jun 22
I started my ballet journey a year ago! I am 59 years old and it is never too late to start dance!Ballet has always been a passion of mine and I just never had the time!Dance Workshop have the... best teachers to help you develop excellent technique that will make you excel in Ballet!Ballet is great for fitness and you meet new friends who share the same passion!The studio is very spacious and we have such a great time in class!I highly recommend Dance Workshop!Lamyaread more
Vikram BirajdarVikram Birajdar
01:02 22 Jun 22
I joined the basic hip-hop classes for adults, which was such fun! The teachers are talented and taught us some good moves. I appreciate the admin’s support and Ashanti’s quick response to queries.I... look forward to joining more classes.read more
Elise KElise K
07:52 14 Apr 22
I have recently joined Stacy’s beginner Contemporary at TDW on Saturdays and feel the need to share just how much I enjoy and, absolutely can't get enough of her classes. She is consistently kind,... patient, bubbly, and never without an infectious fresh energy- I feel lucky to be able to learn from her. The pace at which she teaches us and the variety of exercises and routines is perfect- building upon the past week's work, so that we still feel at some ease yet also exposed to new techniques, music and moves that keeps the brain and adrenalin pumping! It always just flows so well! I feel challenged, yet also comfortable enough in it to really enjoy 'feeling' the dancing as opposed to becoming too caught up and stressed about the steps. I just wanted to acknowledge Stacy and tell you how grateful I am to have found you guys!read more
Paula LinkPaula Link
14:15 01 Apr 22
Lucy is an excelente instructor. She really enjoys teaching and her enjoyment with ballet is contagious. I found new reasons to like the dance, and saw new ways to express myself in the same basic... moves I’ve done so many times. Don’t hesitate - take the class! I looked forward to the next lesson every week.read more
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